The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
“a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives … As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals – whether to other people, nature, or a higher power” Harvard Medical School
Xconscious (aka subconscious, Other-than-consciousness, or unconscious) are labels for the sum of all processes occurring “without the mind’s intention, awareness, and conscious guidance.”
Obvious examples are the constant activities of breathing, blood transference, analysis and filtering of senses etc.
When the conscious mind is not attending specifically to a repetitive task, that task still continues to occur, as in balance, walking, driving a car, eating etc. All of the emotional input behind a major decision such as purchasing a house, or choosing a partner are also highly influenced by stored memories and programs within our psyche.